The 41 student-athletes are the most ever in Mountain West sponsored sports only
The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015-16: Competed in the 1500-meter run four times during the outdoor season...clocked a career-best time of 3:50.82 (adjusted for altitude) to win the Air Force Twilight Open...MW Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lakewood High School...five-time all-conference selection in track and cross country...earned all-state honors in track...finished second in the 1600-meter run at the Colorado state championships...served as captain of both the cross country and track teams...earned MVP honors in cross country as a senior...state qualifier in cross country...qualified to the state track meet in the 800-meter run, 1600-meter run and as a member of the 4x800-meter relay...set the school record in the 1600-meter run (4:21)...other personal-best times include 1:57 in the 800-meter run and 9:50 in the 3200-meter run...named Lakewood Scholar-Athlete as a senior...earned IB diploma...member of the National Honor Society...voted “Coolest Kid” in senior class...named to the High Honor Roll all four years.
PERSONAL: Full name is Zachary Noah Riley...goes by Noah...son of Bruce and Lisa Riley...has one older sibling...majoring in international history...earning a minor in Spanish...future plans include becoming an intelligence officer in the Air Force and an underwater Zumba instructor after retirement...served as Assistant Standardization and Evaluation Clerk...named to the Superintendent’s List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance during the second semester of freshman year...named to the Commandant’s List and Dean’s List during first semester...nickname is “Big-Boned”, but would like to add “I’m not fat”...hobbies include telling Andrew Tankersley that he isn’t funny, beating teammates in basketball, searching for Jinx in the wild and race walking...favorite quote is by Jameis Winston (and I said, we said, I said ... are we scrong? They said ‘I’m scrong, if you’re scrong’. I said ‘we scrong then’.)...completed AM 490 (jump), Cyber and Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer...also took a culinary tour of California with Jacob Bilvado...member of Cadet Squadron 11.